Cross Training

Cross Training

So since the calf injury flared up again last Saturday I have been doing all I can to try and not run. Instead of running or walking in to work I’ve been cycling and, truth be told, enjoying it. The fixed gear bike is as smooth as ever and the weather has been...
Dammit

Dammit

After taking five days off from running after Sunday’s painful calf injury I wanted to get back into things slowly this morning. I was planning to do something short – 5km, maybe half an hour maximum – just to get moving again and ease my lower leg...
Ultra Prep: Mental

Ultra Prep: Mental

I’m in the sort of physical shape I wanted to be in for the race tomorrow morning. Save for a couple of weeks lost to injury back in January, I’ve done all the training I hoped to do, run all the kilometers I had hoped to run, and hit the sort of goals that I set for...
JaMTB

JaMTB

I’m six days out from the first ultramarathon of the season and well into taper mode. It’s a little frustrating not to be doing longer runs but I know it is all for good reason. These short runs, though, make for a chance to spend some time with the family...
One Week Out

One Week Out

My first ultramarathon of 2016 is just about a week away now. Next Saturday morning I’ll be pulling on my shoes and toeing the start line at the Saint-Fons 6 Hour race and attempting to run 60km before the finishing gun sounds. I think I can do it, I have...